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Monsoon rains wreak havoc in Uttar Pradesh, 16 killed, 12 injured

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 03 Sep 2018, 12:12:00 AM
Monsoon rains wreak havoc in Uttar Pradesh, 16 killed, 12 injured (ANI Photo)

New Delhi:

At least 16 people were killed and 12 others sustained injuries in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh, prompting authorities to call Indian Air Force to rescue marooned villagers on Sunday.

The IAF personnel rescued 14 people who were stranded in Lalitpur and Jhansi districts due to heavy rainfall. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath praised the IAF personnel for helping in rescue operations.

Uttar Pradesh Relief Commissioner Sanjay Kumar said, "All six people were successfully rescued in Lalitpur district. The IAF team did a fantastic job.

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"The district magistrate of Jhansi has confirmed that all eight fishermen have been successfully rescued by an IAF team," he said.

Shahjahanpur was the worst hit where six people died after being struck by lightning and seven others were injured on Saturday.

"Six people lost their lives in Shahjahanpur, while three died in Sitapur district and two people each in Auraiyya and Amethi," the office of the UP Relief Commissioner said in a statement.

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One person each died in Lakhimpur Kheri, Rae Bareli and Unnao, it said, adding, all deaths took place on Saturday.

Meanwhile, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more rains in eastern and western parts of the state over the next two days.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 03 Sep 2018, 12:08:57 AM